Definitions for ostensiveɒˈstɛn sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•ten•siveɒˈstɛn sɪv(adj.)

  1. clearly or manifestly demonstrative.

  2. Ref: ostensible .

Origin of ostensive:

1595–1605

os•ten′sive•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ostensive(adj)

    manifestly demonstrative

  2. ostensible, ostensive(adj)

    represented or appearing as such; pretended

    "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"

Wiktionary

  1. ostensive(Adjective)

    Apparently true, but not necessarily; ostensible

  2. ostensive(Adjective)

    Clearly demonstrative.

  3. Origin: From ostensif, from ostensivus

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